Knitting patterns for outerwear to keep babies and children warm. Updated 10/26/2022.
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Child sized cardigan coat or jacket with shawl collar and cable design. Sizes: 4 6 8 10. DK weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim.
Child's hoodie knit with a 2 row repeat stitch. Sizes Child 4, (6, 8, 10). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Patons
Children's double-breasted peacoat cardigan with all-over 2 row repeat ribbed texture that resembles widewale corduroy. Sizes:(2, 4, 6) [8, 10, 12]. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Cirilia Rose for Berroco.
Trekking Child’s Jacket and Purse
Cardigan knit with a lace and garter stripe design on yoke and sleeves. Includes pattern for matching purse. DK weight yarn. Designed by Skacel.
Child's striped cardigan sweater with hood. Sizes 25(26-27-28-29-30)”. Sizes 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 Years. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Cygnet Yarns
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Biff Puffer Jacket
Child's puffer jacket with a lining knit right in, cleverly forming pockets for fiber fill. Sizes 25(26-27-28-29-30)”. Designed by Cirilia Rose for Berroco
Cardigan hoodie with cable trim in child sizes. Sizes 24, 26, 28, 30, 32". Designed by Linda Voss Plummer for Cascade Yarns
Baby Coat Set
Smart baby cardigan coat, with matching leggings and hat, perfect for baby's day out on the town. Sizes 3 months, 6 months. Designed by Bernat
Child's cardigan coat knits up quickly, thanks to a bulky yarn that keeps out the chill on a winter day. It features a wide collar, A-line shaping, magnetic snaps hidden beneath oversized buttons, and a colorwork border. Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Emma Galati
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Baby and Child Jacket with Optional Hood
Cardigan sweater with options for a wide ribbed collar or hood. Sizes 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sirdar
Go-go Garter Stitch Knit Baby Jacket
Garter stitch cardigan features classic raglan styling. Worked in one piece from the top-down, there's hardly any finishing on this garment. SIZES: 6 (12,18,24) mos. Worsted weight yarn.
2 ways to get the free pattern:
- Get the free PDF knitting pattern at Yarnspirations
- Get the recommended Bernat® Baby Velvet™ Yarn at Joann's
Children’s Toggle Topcoat
Long-sleeved sweater jacket with in sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. The 4 toggle-style buttons make for easy on and off. Bulky weight yarn makes this a quick knit and gives the jacket coziness! Designed by Elaine Phillips.
Livia Child and Adult Cardigan
Long-sleeved sweater jacket with cables on the body and sleeves. Child Sizes: 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7 years. Adult Sizes: To fit bust 32-34" (82-87cms), 36-38 (92-97), 40-42 (102-107), 44-46 (112-117). Designed by MillaMia. DK weight yarn.
Moppet Swing Coat
This precious little swing coat for babies and toddlers has seed stitch accents at the collar and hem. Ribbing at the shoulder evokes the antique look of smocking. Sizes 3-18 months. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Norah Gaughan.
Child’s cardigan jacket with shawl color worked from sideways from one sleeve to the other. Sizes from 2 years to 10 years old. Comes with step by step video tutorial. Available in English and Spanish. Designed by Lanasyovillos
Smoothie Hooded Jacket
Easy knitting pattern for Hoodie Sweater for sizes 18 months to 6 years.
Meghan Jones designed this charming jacket for babies and toddlers that features extra large offset collar, a flared waist and seed stitch cuffs, collar and pleats. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Sizes 3m, 6m, 12m, 18m, 2T, 4T
Baby Swing Coat
Kristin Omdahl’s easy knitting pattern for a plus coat is available in sizes 12, 18, and 24 months.
Patterns for Purchase
Baby Duffle Coat
No longer free. Baby's cardigan jacket with hood knit in garter stitch. Sizes 0-3 mths, 3-6 mths, 6-9 mths, 9-12 mths. DK weight yarn. Designed by Woman's Weekly.
No longer free. Cardigan sweater with hood. Sizes to Fit Chest 56-71 cm (22 – 28 inches), Child Sizes 3 through 10. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Wendy
Sage 4 Piece Baby Set
Matching baby cardigan coat, hat, booties, and diaper cover pants. Option to make a 3/4 length jacket or longer coat with fur hood. Sizes: 0-3 month old baby or 16 - 22" Reborn doll. Designed by Caroline Richards. DK weight yarn.
Stripey Duffle Coat
Double breasted baby sweater jacket with hood. Sizes: 0-6 months(6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2, 4). Knitted in one piece from the top down, using raglan construction to shape the yoke. Seamless. Designed by KateOatesTotToppers. Bulky weight yarn.
Moonies Hooded Cardigan
Coat with hood. Sizes 6-12 months; 1-2 years, 2-4 years, 4-6 years; 6-8 years; 8-10 years, 10-12 years. Knitted in one piece from the top down, using raglan construction to shape the yoke. Seamless. Designed by Sweet Dreams Studio. Worsted weight yarn.
Double-breasted long-sleeved cardigan with pockets. Sizes 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, 4-5 years. Designed by MillaMia. Sport weight yarn.
No longer free. Hooded cardigan jacket in baby and toddler sizes. Sizes Newborn - 3 years. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Sian Brown Knitwear Design
Tiered Baby Coat and Jacket
Easy quick baby and toddler coat or jacket is knit from the top-down with minimal finishing and the sleeve knit in the round. Rated easy by the designer and most of Ravelrers. Sizes 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2/3T, 3/4T) Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Lisa Chemery Pictured project by iqeverything
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Annie’s
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Mayfair Lane Baby Coat With Hood
Baby hooded cardigan knit with double moss stitch in sport yarn. Sizes 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2 -3 years. Designed by OGE Designs
Latte Baby Coat
Long sleeved cardigan with woven basket stitch band, optional hood, and optional pockets. Sizes 0-3mo (3-6mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo, 2T-3T, 3T-4T). Bulky yarn. Designed by Lisa Chemery
Macdara Aran Coat
The front and sleeves have twists and cables, while the back features a tree pattern. Three sizes